Another excellent strain from the thriving California cannabis cultivation scene, Alien OG is a welcome addition to the ever-growing OG family. The strain’s mix of earthy and piney pungency, along with its balanced high, comes courtesy of Tahoe OG, a phenotype of the iconic OG Kush. Its other parent, Alien Kush, bestows a mind-bending cerebral quality that makes this hybrid a perfect choice for those who want to enjoy music, nature walks, and profound conversations.
This variant is known for being one of the most potent in today’s 420 market. Its THC level hits the 28% mark, ensuring an out of this world psychedelic experience even in small dosages. Even better, it does at this while creating a full-body sense of relaxation that does not impede mobility. During the 2 to 3-hour-long high, this therapeutic strain is also said to appease the effects of conditions such as depression, arthritis, and eating disorders.
Such a promising plant deserves a spot in any grow room, as long as it is under the supervision of experienced hands. While it has strict needs, it is happy to return the favor by producing heavy yields. Moreover, these feminized seeds from Homegrown Cannabis ensure that the effort is not wasted: each one will grow into a fertile mother that will bear fruits as soon as the flowering period rolls in.
Growing Strain Alien OG Feminized Seeds
This hybrid tends to display Indica-leaning physical characteristics, which is always an advantage when cultivating. Its medium stature means it can be grown in areas with meager vertical space. Plus, its sturdy branches do not need any additional support as its colas reach full maturity.
Having said that, it is important to bear in mind that this cannabis variety prefers the care of skilled, confident hands. It is a good idea to grow it in pots with Rockwool as it tends to have problems developing a root system. Also, give it plenty of food and always be on the lookout for any telltale signs of nutrient deficiency. Because of its bushy frame, it requires manicuring to maintain proper airflow in the grow room. Doing so also encourages the plant to expend energy on its buds rather than its extra lush foliage.
When it comes to its flowers, Alien OG can be quite inconsistent. It often produces dense, elongated buds, but at times, they are loose and much more akin to the buds seen on Sativa strains. Regardless of the bud structure, gardeners can expect a very resinous output from these plants. In fact, even the leaves right near the colas tend to have generous amounts of trichomes.
This Cali baby loves the consistency indoor growing affords. Keep it comfortable in a grow room at 68 to 78°F temperature and RH levels between 40% to 50%. Such an environment prevents moisture from permeating through its dense buds during the 8 to 9 week flowering period, hence warding off pathogens. In order create big harvests of up to 1.47 ounces per square foot in a limited space, it is recommended to grow at least 4 Alien OGs in a Sea of Green setup.
When growing outdoors, find a warm, dry place where the plants can flourish. Grow it in an open-air setting, ideally with a Mediterranean climate, and you could collect up to 17.6 ounces of fresh buds. Also provide suitable roofing such as a tarp canopy to protect it from drizzle. Leaving the plant without any form of protection from weather changes and other uncontrollable external factors is risky. If conditions go awry, it may be necessary to transfer the plants indoors, which can be a big hassle. Therefore, it’s always best to protect them wherever possible. If all goes well, harvest time in the northern hemisphere occurs around mid-October.
Fragrance and Flavor
Alien OG has a sweet, citrusy scent with subtle notes of earth and fresh pine. When smoked, the buds release a spicy, hashy fragrance that is typical of OG varieties. After inhaling, it expands the lungs with incense-tainted smoke that is both thick and smooth. As the vapor exits the lips, it leaves a faint tinge of ammonia. Because of the flowers’ pungency, the odor tends to linger for quite a while so it is not be the best choice when discretion is needed.
Alien OG’s cerebral hit initially manifests with a bracing pressure at the rear of the eyes. It then turns into a head rush followed swiftly by a rapid-fire assault of creative thoughts. Such intensity may impair cognitive function depending on individual tolerance. Then, once the high settles, a wave of psychedelic stimulation comes surging in. This mind-contorting effect enhances colors and sounds, giving rise to a trippy buzz that makes time seem to slow down and speed up.
As the cerebral influence progresses (or as the dosage increases), the physical effects begin to kick in. When enjoyed in moderation, tokers can expect a swell in energy balanced by a sense of serenity and relaxation. In greater quantities, the tranquilizing effects come to the foreground, and couchlock is likely to ensue. Also, be aware that there is seemingly no ceiling with this one, and so when taken in big doses, the cerebral effects go into overdrive.
Alien OG has a well-rounded array of effects, and is said to lend itself well to several different therapeutic applications. Its euphoric high may also relieve stress and anxiety, and for this reason, sufferers of conditions such as depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and others have turned to Alien OG for comfort.
It is also said to possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that may relieve the chronic pains and aches caused by various health conditions such as migraines, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and more. In smaller doses, this strain can help to boost energy levels – but on the flip side, in high dosages, it may help combat insomnia.
Furthermore, it may increase the appetite, as well as helping to soothe nausea and vomiting. Therefore, some people have used Alien OG to help fight eating disorders, lack of appetite caused by illnesses or treatments, and, if used regularly, to promote weight gain.
When enjoying the recreational and medicinal benefits of Alien OG, bear in mind that due to its extremely potent properties, overconsumption may cause dizziness, headache, or even paranoia. Also, dry eyes and cottonmouth are quite common adverse reactions.
Feminized Alien OG Seeds
Prior experience in cannabis cultivation is recommended if you want Alien OG to be your next growing project. These feminized seeds from Homegrown Cannabis Co. are incredibly fruitful under the care of competent hands. The plant produces well-balanced Sativa effects but grows quickly like an Indica. With an abundant, self-grown stash at hand, there’s always the opportunity to relish head-to-toe relief with a psychedelic twist. Best reserved for days off work, it is a wonderful escape from the chaos of daily life.